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Wilfred Carr

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University of Gibraltar:

Adjunct Professor
PhD Supervisors

Research Background

Professor Wilfred Carr joined the Institute of Education as Adjunct Professor. Professor Carr has been the Head of the School of Education at Sheffield Hallam University on two occasions (1996-2002 and 2005-06), Dean of the Faculty of Educational Studies (1993-95) and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2003-05). Professor Carr researches in the philosophy of education. His main interests surround a range of philosophical questions concerning the nature of `education´ and their significance for the ways in which educational theory, practice and research are currently interpreted and understood.

Research Interests

His main research interests are in a range of philosophical questions concerning the relationship between educational theory, educational practice and educational research. He is also interested in issues surrounding the philosophy and methodology of Educational Action Research.

Teacher Education – Adult Education – Educational Assessment – Higher Education – Teaching Methods – Curriculum Theory – Educational Technology – Educational Leadership – Science Education – Educational Policy

Selected Publications

Carr, W. (2007). Educational research as a practical science. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. 30. 271-286. DOI: 10.1080/17437270701614774.

Carr, W. (2006). Philosophy, Methodology and Action Research. Journal of Philosophy of Education. 40. 421 – 435. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2006.00517.x.

Carr, W. (2006). Education Without Theory. British Journal of Educational Studies. 54. 2. 136-159. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8527.2006.00344.x.

Hirst, P. & Carr, W. (2005). Philosophy And Education—A Symposium. Journal of Philosophy of Education. 39. 615 – 632. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2005.00459.x.

Carr, W. (2005). The role of theory in the professional development of an educational theorist. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 13. 333-346. DOI: 10.1080/14681360500200232.

Carr, W. and Kemmis. S. (2005) ‘Staying Critical’. Educational Action Research. 21. 3. 347- 357.

Carr, W. (2004). Philosophy and Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education. 38. 55 – 73. DOI: 10.1111/j.0309-8249.2004.00363.x.

Carr, W. & Kemmis, S. (2003). Becoming critical: education knowledge and action research. Routledge.

Carr, W. (1994) ‘Whatever Happened to Action Research? Educational Action Research. 2. 3. 427-436.

Carr, W. (1986). Theories of theory and practice. Journal of philosophy of education20. 2. 177-186.

Carr, W. & Kemmis, S. (1986). Becoming Critical: Education, Knowledge, and Action Research. Brighton, Falmer. DOI: 10.2307/1495177.

Selected Publications